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Costa Rica National Football Team

Costa Rica
Governing bodyFederación Costarricense de Fútbol
Affiliated1927
StadiumEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica (35,093 seats)
ManagerR. González

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Players

#NameAgeA
Goalkeepers
E. Alvarado 3190110010000
K. Navas 3390110000000
L. Moreira 300000010000
Defenders
F. Calvo 2890110000000
J. Vargas 250000010000
Ó. Duarte 31270330000000
K. Waston 3290110000010
Y. Román 230000010000
G. González 3290110010000
C. Gamboa 3190110000000
B. Alfaro 2346202020000
Midfielders
D. Guzmán 30154220100000
C. Borges 3290110000000
R. Leal 2388202020000
L. Díaz 2153202020000
R. Blanco 31173220110000
J. Venegas 31339440200100
Attackers
F. Brown Forbes 2957110100000
J. Moya 2833101010000
D. Vega 2810101010000
J. Campbell 2880110101010
A. Lassiter 2692220200000
F. Rodríguez 270000010000

News

Costa Rica's FIFA World Cup squad and players to watch

If there's a team that can shock the world just like in 2014, that team is Costa Rica. The CONCACAF side reached the quarter final stage for the first time in history four years ago, and with 12 players that were included in that historic squad, Los Ticos will try to prove that they were not a one-hit wonder.

Led by Keylor Navas and Bryan Ruiz, the Central American team will have to put up an effort to make it past the Group Stage, especially after being drawn against Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland.

Coach's objective

Oscar Ramirez faces a mammoth task: trying to make the world forget about José Luis Pinto. The team's former boss led a combative side to the final eight teams, and reaching that same stage won't be easy, especially since the world knows that Los Ticos can work properly under pressure.

New faces

Ian Smith, currently playing in Sweden, made the cut due to José Salvatierra's injury. He's played only one match for Costa Rica, and he will try to earn a spot in Ramírez's lineup against a seasoned veteran like Cristian Gamboa.

Veterans

Johnny Acosta (defender) and Bryan Ruiz (midfielder) are the oldest players in Costa Rica's roster. Both were included in the 2014 World Cup squad, and their contribution will come in handy if they want to repeat such a performance in Russian soil.

Major absences

José Salvatierra will miss this World Cup after suffering a knee injury. Left back Junior Díaz was also left out of the team, even if he's one of the most capped players in La Sele's history.

Full squad list

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira. 

Defenders: Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo González, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta.

Midfielders: David Guzmán, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolaños. 

Strikers: Johan Venegas, Marco Ureña, Joel Campbell. 

Costa Rica Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1921, Affiliated: 1927
Uniform Jerseys: Red, Shorts: Blue, Stockings: White
Website www.fedefutbol.com
World Cup Appearances 5: 1990, 2002, 2006, 2014, 2018
Continental Titles First: CONCACAF Championship (1963, 1969)
Second: CONCACAF Gold Cup (2002 USA)
Best Results Fourth: FIFA U-20 World Cup Final 2009

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